While I am glad to pay tribute to the services which are being rendered to the Allied cause by the French and Danish communities, I regret that I should not feel justified in extending automatically by general order to the nationals of States which are not at war with the Axis powers the privileges recently granted to nationals of Allied States. I have, however, considered whether any steps can be taken to meet the special case of the French and Danish civilian and unofficial communities, and I have decided to give to individual French and Danish nationals, who satisfy me that they are trustworthy and loyal supporters of the Allied cause, exemptions of a general character from the restrictions upon the movements of aliens. Individual French and Danish nationals who desire to obtain general exemption from these restrictions should communicate with the police of the district in which they reside.
No, Sir, though sometimes representations are made to us and we ask for the observations of the police; but this matter must be administered locally, and the decision must be the decision of the chief constable.
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider whether it is possible to extend this change to cover cases where Danes or French marry here, so that the women they marry will not lose their British nationality, and also allow his decision to operate in the case of adopting the child of an alien?